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Bible study materials and suggested reading are available as resources for your spiritual growth.  

Understanding the Bible

This semester we are studying the Sermon on the Mount, found in Matthew 5–7 (beginning at minute 03:10 in the first video below).

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Read Scripture: Matthew 1–13
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Read Scripture: Matthew 14–28
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Read Scripture: Acts 1–12
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Read Scripture: Acts 13–28
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Read Scripture: Revelation 1-11
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Read Scripture: Revelation 12-22
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Read Scripture: John 1-12
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Read Scripture: John 13-21
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Read Scripture: Judges
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Read Scripture: 2 Timothy

Recommended Reading 

Getting Started
  • The Bible
  • Apostles Creed
  • Nicene Creed
  • Heidelberg Catechism
  • John Stott, Basic Christianity
  • C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity
  • Trevor Hart, Faith Thinking
  • Eugene Peterson, Answering God
  • Jerry Sittser, The Will of God As a Way of Life
  • Debra Rienstra, So Much More: An Invitation to Christian Spirituality
  • Augustine, The Confessions
  • Athanasius, On The Incarnation
  • Irenaeus, Against Heresies
  • Gregory the Great, Pastoral Care
  • Teresa of Avila, The Collected Works
  • John Calvin, Institutes of the Christian Religion
  • Augustine, City of God
  • Thomas a Kempis, The Imitation of Christ
  • Ignatius Loyola, The Spiritual Exercises
  • Blaise Pascal, Pensees
  • John Bunyan, The Pilgrim’s Progress
  • Martin Buber, I and Thou
  • Bonaventure, The Souls Journey into God/The Tree of Life; The Life of St. Francis
  • John of the Cross, The Collected Works
  • Soren Kiekegaard, Purity of Heart
  • Karl Barth, The Church Dogmatics
  • Hans Urs Von Bathasar, The Glory of the Lord
  • Thomas Aquinas, The Summa Theological
Reshaping the Imagination
  • Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Brothers Karamazov; Crime & Punishment; The Idiot
  • David James Duncan, The Brothers K; The River Why
  • George Elliot, Middlemarch
  • George Bernanos, Diary of a Country Priest
  • George MacDonald, The Princess and the Goblin
  • Graham Greene, The Power and the Glory
  • C.S. Lewis, Till We Have Faces/The Chronicles of Narnia
  • J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings (trilogy)
  • Sigrid Undset, Kristen Lavransdatter
  • Wallace Stegner, Angle of Repose/Crossing to Safety
  • Wendell Berry, Jayber Crow
  • Susan Howatch, Glittering Images
  • Richard Adams, Watership Down
  • Mark Twain, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
  • Flannery O’Connor, Everything that Rises Must Converge
  • Chaim Potock, The Chosen/My Name is Asher Lev; The Gift of Asher Lev; The Promise
  • Leaf Enger, Peace Like a River
  • Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Scarlet Letter
  • Norman Maclean, A River Runs Through It and Other Stories
  • Frederick Buechner, Godric
  • Leo Tolstoy, The Death of Ivan Illych
  • Tony Morrison, Beloved
  • Nicholas Wolterstorff, Lament for a Son
  • Anne Lamott, Traveling Mercies
  • Shusako Endo, Silence
  • Kathleen Norris, Dakota
  • Walker Percy, The Second Coming
  • Leo Tolstoy, War and Peace
  • Ivan Doig, This House of Sky
  • Walter Wangerin, The Book of the Dun Cow
  • Anne Tyler, Saint Maybe
  • William Shakespeare, anything
  • Victor Hugo, Les Misérables
  • Forrest Carter, Education of Little Tree
  • Gerard Manley Hopkins, Poems
  • Dante, The Divine Comedy
  • John Milton, Paradise Lost
  • Richard Wilbur, Poems
  • Mary Oliver, New and Selected Poems    
  • George Herbert, The Temple
  • John Donne, The Holy Sonnets
  • Luci Shaw, A Widening Light
  • Czeslaw Milosz, The Collected Poems
  • T.S. Elliot, The Four Quartets/The Wasteland
  • Wendell Berry, The Timbered Choir
  • Seamus Heaney, The Collected Poems
  • Raymond Carver, A New Path to the Waterfall
  • Garrison Keillor, ed., Good Poems
  • The Psalms, (The Bible)
  • Hans Urs von Balthasar, Prayer
  • P.T. Forsyth, The Soul of Prayer
  • Frederic von Hugel, The Life of Prayer
  • Eugen Rosenstock-Huessy, I am an Impure Thinker     
  • Friedrich Heiler, Prayer: A study in the History and Psychology of Religion
  • C.S. Lewis, Letters to Malcolm: Chiefly on Prayer
  • Jacques Ellul, Prayer and Modern Man
  • Harry Emerson Fosdick, The Meaning of Prayer
  • Steven Chase, The Tree of Life
  • James M. Houston, The Transforming Friendship
  • Richard Foster, Prayer: Finding the Hearts True Home
  • The Book of Common Worship
  • John Bailie, A Diary of Private Prayer
  • David Adam, The Edge of Glory: Prayers in the Celtic Tradition
  • John Oliver Nelson, ed., The Student Prayerbook
  • Ben Patterson, Deepening Your Conversation with God
  • Jim Cymbala, Fresh Wind Fresh Fire
  • Wesley L. Duewel, Mighty Prevailing Prayer
Spiritual Theology
  • Martin Thornton, Pastoral Theology: Reorientation
  • Eugene Peterson, Christ Plays in Ten Thousand Places; Eat This Book
  • Jonathan Edwards, A Treatise Concerning Religious Affections
  • Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Spiritual Care
  • Wendell Berry, The Unsettling of America
  • Benedict, The Rule
  • Stanley Hauerwas, A Community of Christian Character
  • Evelyn Underhill, The Spiritual Life
  • Abraham Joshua Heschel, God in Search of ManThe Prophets
Spiritual Direction & Disciplines
  • Abraham Joshua Heschel, The Sabbath
  • P.T. Forsyth, The Cure of Souls
  • Stanley Hauerwas, A Community of Character
  • Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Life Together
  • Richard Foster, Celebration of Discipline
  • Aelred of Rievaulx, Spiritual Friendship
  • Francis de Sales, Introduction to the Devout Life/Letters of Spiritual Direction
  • Thomas Merton, Spiritual Direction/Seven Story Mountain
  • Keith Anderson, Spiritual Mentoring
  • Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, The Divine Milieu
  • Martin Luther, Letters of Spiritual Counsel
  • Annie Dillard, Pilgrim at Tinker Creek
  • Flannery O’Connor, The Habit of Being
  • Eugene Peterson, Under The Unpredictable Plant; Five Smooth Stones; Subversive Spirituality; Working the Angles; The Contemplative Pastor
  • Henri J.M. Nouwen, Reaching Out: The Three Movements of the Spiritual Life
  • Frederick Buechner, The Sacred Journey, Now and Then, and Telling Secrets
  • A.W. Tozer, Pursuit of God and Knowledge of the Holy
  • Walker Percy, Lost in the Cosmos
  • Dorothy Day, The Long Lonliness
  • Dallas Willard, The Spirit of the Disciplines
  • J.I. Packer and Loren Wilkinson, eds., Alive to God: Studies in Spirituality
  • Basil M. Pennington, Lectio Divine: Renewing the Ancient Practice of Praying Scripture
  • James Torrance, Worship Community and the Triune God of Grace
  • Evelyn Underhill, Worship
  • Marva Dawn, Reaching Out without Dumbing Down/A Royal Waste of Time
  • Annie Dillard, Teaching A Stone to Talk
  • J.G. Davies, Westminster Dictionary of Worship
  • Robert Weber, Ancient Future Faith
  • Sally Morgenthaler, Worship Evangelism
  • James F. White, An Introduction to Christian Worship
  • Don E. Saliers, Worship & Spirituality
  • Edward Folwy, From Age to Age
  • Frank Senn, Christian Liturgy: Catholic and Evangelical
  • James 0’Connor, The Hidden Manna: A Theology of the Eucharist
  • Tim Dearborn and Scott Coil, Worship At the Next Level: insight from contemporary voices
Mission & Evangelism
  • Stanley Hauerwas  & William Willimon, Resident Aliens
  • Lesslie Newbigin, Foolishness to the Greeks: The Gospel and Western Culture
  • Wendell Berry, Sex, Economy, Freedom, & Community
  • James Davidson Hunger, Cultural Wars
  • Brian McLaren, A New Kind of Christian
  • David Bosch, Believing in the Future: Toward a Missiology of Western Culture
  • David Bosch, Transforming Mission: paradigm Shifts in Theology and Mission
  • Darrell Guder, Missional Church: Toward an Ecclesial Christian Ethic
  • George Hunsberger & Craig Van Gelder, The Church Between Gospel and Culture
  • Patrick R. Keifert, Welcoming the Stranger: A Public Theology of Worship and Evangelism
  • Robert Weber, Liturgical Evangelism
  • Stanley Hauerwas, After Christendom? How the Church Is to Behave If Freedom, Justice and Christian Nation Are Bad Ideas.
  • Norman Kraus, The Community of the Spirit: How the Church Is in the World
  • Sherwood Lingenfelter & Marvin Mayers, Ministering Cross-Culturally: an Incarnational Model for Personal Relationships
  • John Howard Yoder, The Politics of Jesus
  • Charles VanEngen, Mission on the Way: issues in Modern Theology
  • Michael Green, Evangelism in the Early Church
  • Hippolytus, The Treatise on the “Apostolic Tradition.”
  • Richard Bolle, How to Find your Mission in Life
  • Robert Coles  & Brian Mahan, Forgetting Ourselves On Purpose: Vocation and the Ethics of Ambition
  • Craig Dykstra, Growing into the Life of Faith: Education and Christian Practice
  • Gill Farnham & Ward McLean, Listening Hearts: Discerning Call in Community
  • Os Guiness, The Call: Finding and Fulfilling the Central Purpose of Your Life
  • Steven Garber, The Fabric of Faithfulness: Weaving Together Belief and Behavior During the University Years.
  • Gregory L. Jones and Stephanie Paulsell, ed., The Scope of Art: The Vocation of the Theological Teacher.
  • Parker Palmer, Let Your Life Speak: Listening for the Voice of Vocation
  • Sharon Daloz Parks, Big Questions, Worthy Dreams: Mentoring Young Adults in Their Search for Meaning , Purpose, and Faith.
  • Cornelius Plantinga, Engaging God’s World: A Christian Vision of Faith, Learning, and Living.
  • Mark Schwen, Exiles in Eden: Religion and the Academic Vocation in America
  • Gerald Sittser, The Will of God as a Way of Life